On April 14, filming began on the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise (due June 12, 2015), and EW has already scored the very first photos from the secretive set in Hawaii. Details on Jurassic World — which stars Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt and is exec-produced by Steven Spielberg — are scarce, but director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) promises plenty of paleontological action. “Yesterday I was under a construction crane with Chris Pratt, covered with dirt, eyeballing the exact height of the dinosaur trying to kill him,” he says. “We both cracked up laughing. Sometimes you just have to stop and let the joy take over.”
A Handy Jurassic Park Primer
Jurassic Park 1993
Based on Michael Crichton’s best-seller, the film features a billionaire (Richard Attenborough) who creates a modern-day amusement park off the coast of Costa Rica filled with several species of dinosaurs that mostly like to terrorize a group of unfortunate visitors.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997
Steven Spielberg returned to direct this much darker second film, adapted from Crichton’s follow-up book. Mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) once again comes face-to-face with some (formerly) extinct behemoths from a nearby island.
Jurassic Park III 2001
Ex-spouses (William H. Macy and Téa Leoni) travel to World’s setting of Isla Sorna to help find their missing son (Trevor Morgan) — and soon realize that killer raptors are even more unpleasant than divorce.